GM to return to Australia.

JB Hi-Fi has appointed Cherie Kerrison to the role of managing director for New Zealand, effective 1 October, 2018. She was formerly owner and general manager of Appliance Shed.

JB Hi-Fi Group CEO, Richard Murray said, “Cherie is an experienced and well respected retailer in New Zealand. She has strong supplier relationships, a deep understanding of the New Zealand retail market, and a proven track record in building successful teams.

“Cherie will bring a wealth of strategic and operational experience to our business along with a proven track record in the New Zealand retail market.”

JB Hi-Fi New Zealand general manager of buying, Rod Korff will return to the Australian support office in late December to take up a position in the merchandising team, after three years in New Zealand.

“Rod has overseen a number of changes in our NZ business including the rebranding of four JB Hi-Fi home stores, the launch of the NZ website in 2017 and growth in online sales,” Murray said.

“We continue to see encouraging signs through the repositioning of the JB Hi-Fi business in New Zealand and I thank Rod for his significant contribution.”